Archive for the ‘car crash’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Watch Someone Jump a Ford F-150 Raptor 90 Feet to Its Death

Have you ever seen trucks jump on dirt tracks? Of course you did. Those cars, however are the monsters that equipped to ‘fly’. However, here’s one person – who I’m going to refer to as ‘God’s child’ because he is so very special – who thought that even a regular truck that’s meant to roll over the roads can take flight.

What do you think happened? His black beauty went up in the air and crash-landed before being paralyzed with damage all around the body and some internal ones as well that we are not aware of. Fortunately, God’s child came out safe.

PostHeaderIcon Watch Karma Deal Its Inevitable Wrath As the Driver of a Chevy Equinox Pulls an Illegal U-Turn

Every day we find reasons to admit that, while the person individually is smart, people as a whole are stupid. The video you see here reinforces that concept beyond a reasonable doubt and karma catches up with a stupid driver almost instantly? What exactly and I talking about? Well, the video you see below showcases what happens when you either don’t pay attention or don’t give a shit about traffic laws or street signs. In short, someone in a Chevy Equinox (at least one-generation back) not only ignores common street signs that prohibit U-turns but ignores a red light and the train alert system in place. Without even watching the video, I bet you can already guess what happened.

Yup; that moronic driver got creamed. Lucky for them, however, they were going fast enough that the train they cut in front of only hit the rear, driver’s side quarter panel. It could have clearly been much worse and, if the driver was just going a bit slower, this would have undoubtedly been a fatal accident. Of course, it could have been anyway considering the fact that there could have been someone in the rear seat of the Equinox. We’re hoping not, and we hope that anyone in the car escaped with no or minor injuries.

This video also raises a question about whether or not mankind is actually devolving. The driver of this Equinox exhibited no common sense, no respect for the laws of the road, and absolutely zero survival or self-preservation instinct. Instead, their desire to get somewhere just a few minutes quicker almost cost them their life and who knows what kind of injuries for passengers on the train or anyone else in the car. The driver of the Equinox has, hopefully, learned their lesson and you can chalk this one off as one more brownie point toward an ever-increasing need to put self-driving cars on the road.

PostHeaderIcon If Kevin Hart Is Sued Over Lack of Modern Safety Equipment In an Old Car – Does That Set a Precedent for Future Lawsuits?

By now, you surely know that The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that Kevin Hart commissioned from Speedkore has been crashed. Hart was, reportedly, not the driver and for now we don’t know exactly what happened until a full investigation comes forth, but it looks like he’s still staring down the barrel of yet another lawsuit. Yup; despite the fact that Hart wasn’t driving the car when it crashed, the two passengers in the car, one of which was also seriously injured, could actually file a lawsuit for negligence against Hart because the car didn’t have safety equipment.

The lack of safety equipment comes into question because the car was so powerful – 720 horsepower to be exact. And, as such, lawyers are claiming that the car should have had numerous pieces of safety equipment including but not limited to five-point safety harnesses, airbags, and a roll cage. Hart could, in theory, also turn around and sue the company that tuned the car for selling him a car without what some claim to be required safety equipment. Now, this raises the question of future precedent that leaves tuning and custom car companies, as well as owners of said cars, liable in the future. Here’s some food for thought.

PostHeaderIcon Shmee150 Delivers Update on the State of His Beloved McLaren Senna

Two months after figuring into a road mishap that resulted in significant damages to his McLaren Senna, YouTube star Shmee150 has returned to give us an update on the state of his beloved supercar. Turns out, the Senna remains in the hands of McLaren where it’s still in the middle of getting repaired.

Specific parts that were damaged from the road accident have just arrived in the McLaren workshop so it will still take a few months before the Senna is restored, good as new, and returned to its anxious winner. The video isn’t just about Shmee150. It also gives us a good look at the inner workings of McLaren’s car repair process and the painstaking lengths and attention-to-detail that comes with making sure that every square inch of the Senna is investigated, prodded over, and repaired if the situation calls of it. At some point in the next few months, Shmee150 will be reunited with his McLaren Senna. But for now, it remains in the hands of McLaren, waiting for the automaker to bring it back to life.

PostHeaderIcon Are Automatic Braking Systems Really Causing Problems or Are People Trying to Pass off Blame

Remember how bad it got a couple of years ago when Tesla, as a company, was to blame every single time a driver was dumb enough to drive through their house, run a red light, or be involved in any other kind of accident? I honestly can’t recall how many times Tesla was actually found to be at fault, but I do know that there were more frivolous lawsuits that I could count on two hands. My favorite was the guy that drove through his own garage, but we’ll leave that story for another time. Now, a recently published report from the Wall Street Journal claims that people are “scared” to drive their own cars because automatic braking systems aren’t working properly. By that, I mean they are braking when they shouldn’t. Let me tell you a little more about the story before I get into my own personal opinion.

PostHeaderIcon Kevin Hart’s Hellcat-Swapped 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Destroyed In Crash – Was It His Fault, Though?

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart was involved in a serious car crash near his home in Calabasas, California. According to an incident report filed by the California Highway Patrol, Hart and two other individuals were involved in a car crash after the driver lost control of Hart’s 1970 Hellcat-swapped Plymouth Barracuda — the same one he bought last July for his 40th birthday — forcing it off the road and into a gully about 10 feet off the road. Hart and the driver, identified as Jared Black, reportedly both suffered “major back injuries,” while the third individual, identified as Rachel Broxterman, did not suffer any injuries. The story remains in flux as we speak so expect more updates regarding details about the crash, and, more importantly, the condition of both Hart and Black. As far as the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda goes, it’s a total wreck. There’s no saving that one.

PostHeaderIcon Jessie Combs – The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels – Dies in Land Speed Record Attempt

In an attempt to set a new women’s land speed record piloting the 56-feet long North American Eagle jet car, racing driver Jessi Combs, previously known for co-hosting Xtreme 4×4 show and Mythbusters, has died in a crash in Oregon. Known as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” Jessi Combs lost control over the North American Eagle jet car due to mechanical failure. Combs died Tuesday in Alvord Desert, southeast Oregon, at the age of 39.

“Jessi Combs was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the Harney County Sheriff’s Office statement said. “The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is currently being investigated.”

PostHeaderIcon NASCAR Legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. Survives Plane Crash in Tennessee

Famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were involved in a plane crash in east Tennessee on August 15. Dale, his wife, and their one-year-old daughter escaped unharmed after Earnhardt’s private jet crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Local police said the plane ran off the runway upon landing and caught fire.

PostHeaderIcon James Glickenhaus’ One-Off Ferrari Modulo Catches Fire, Damage Could Have Been a Lot Worse

James Glickenhaus’ one-off Ferrari Modulo sustained some damage recently after a certain section of the car caught fire while it was being driven around in Monaco last week. Fortunately, the fire didn’t engulf the entire car after Glickenhaus triggered the onboard fire suppression system shortly after flames started to appear from the car’s muffler. The system was able to extinguish the fire quickly, but not after the car’s rear end, including parts of the decklid, suffered a fair amount of damage. It’s hard to imagine a world without the one-off Ferrari Modulo concept so it’s a good thing that the damage caused by the fire isn’t bad enough that it can’t be replaced. Sucks for the company that supplied the muffler, though. Glickenhaus ended all association with the company after the incident, and, frankly speaking, we can’t blame him.

PostHeaderIcon Tracy Morgan Bought a Bugatti Veyron and it Was Crashed an Hour Later

Comedian Tracy Morgan was featured in yet another news-grabbing car accident. Fortunately, this accident was nowhere near as serious as his last one. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing for Morgan’s just-purchased Bugatti Veyron, which bore the brunt of the accident when it got clipped by a Honda CR-V in the busy streets of New York. Morgan managed to get out from the passenger side of the car, but not after he stood up from his seat and read the driver the riot act. The comedian’s fury was understandable since he had just come from actually purchasing the Veyron from Manhattan Motorcars. If we were in his shoes, we’d be pissed, too.

PostHeaderIcon Tracy Morgan Bought a Bugatti Veyron and it Was Crashed an Hour Later

Comedian Tracy Morgan was featured in yet another news-grabbing car accident. Fortunately, this accident was nowhere near as serious as his last one. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing for Morgan’s just-purchased Bugatti Veyron, which bore the brunt of the accident when it got clipped by a Honda CR-V in the busy streets of New York. Morgan managed to get out from the passenger side of the car, but not after he stood up from his seat and read the driver the riot act. The comedian’s fury was understandable since he had just come from actually purchasing the Veyron from Manhattan Motorcars. If we were in his shoes, we’d be pissed, too.

PostHeaderIcon Tracy Morgan Bought a Bugatti Veyron and it Was Crashed an Hour Later

Comedian Tracy Morgan was featured in yet another news-grabbing car accident. Fortunately, this accident was nowhere near as serious as his last one. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing for Morgan’s just-purchased Bugatti Veyron, which bore the brunt of the accident when it got clipped by a Honda CR-V in the busy streets of New York. Morgan managed to get out from the passenger side of the car, but not after he stood up from his seat and read the driver the riot act. The comedian’s fury was understandable since he had just come from actually purchasing the Veyron from Manhattan Motorcars. If we were in his shoes, we’d be pissed, too.

PostHeaderIcon Maybe The 2020 Toyota Supra Isn’t Compatible With the Nurburgring After All

Toyota may want to hold off on building its own version of the Nurburgring in Japan because it appears that the Supra doesn’t agree with the actual Nurburgring. The Japanese automaker’s new prized sports car crashed at the ‘Ring in a testing session that occurred during Industry Pool. The crash occurred at the
Nordschleife’s Exmühle section, and available photos show that it was significant enough to cause the Supra’s bumper to get torn off completely. Details are limited on how the crash actually occurred, though considering where it occurred, the driver may have misjudged the racing line through this area, leading to a bit of understeer that ultimately led to the driver losing control of the sports car. Either way, the crashed Supra looks like it’s in need of a lot of repairs.

PostHeaderIcon Watch the Owner of a Tesla Model S Walk Away Unscathed From a Horrendous Accident

Outside of all the negative publicity from Tesla drivers being idiots and blaming Tesla for their own stupidity, and the recent onslaught of Tesla fires lately, it’s hard to remember that cars like the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X are some of the safest cars on the road. But, the truth is that they are. Their crash test ratings are amazing, and the Model X takes a miracle to flip over. Be this as it may, you never really know how safe a car is until it’s put to the test in the real world. This video that you’re about to watch proves exactly that.

This video took place inside the Barcelona tunnel in Spain just last week, and it shows a grey station wagon drift out of its lane, clip a black compact car, then head on the Tesla Model S. As far as to why the wagon drifted from its lane, we’re completely unsure, but we’ve found out that the driver of the station wagon was fatally injured. That in itself makes it all the more amazing that the driver of the Model S, as seen just a couple of seconds after the crash, walks away practically unscathed. The crash was so bad that the station wagon’s engine was even thrown from the car.

Check out the video below to and prepare yourself for a rather scary-looking accident.

PostHeaderIcon Crash Testing a Koenigsegg is Expensive, So The Company Has a Novel Solution

Every automaker that builds road-going cars has to comply with the same safety standards in every market their vehicles are sold in. That means that even small companies like Koenigsegg must meet the same standards as mass-production companies like Chevrolet, Ford, Mercedes, and the like. Well, for these massive companies, crashing 10 $30,000 dollar cars isn’t a big deal – it’s relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things, and it doesn’t hurt inventory numbers in any way, shape or form. Most companies even allocate a certain number of vehicles to crash testing. For Koenigsegg, though, the company only builds a handful of cars and the process is nowhere near as simple as it is for Chevy to build a Cruze of Mercedes to build an A-Class – everything is custom, everything is expensive, and crash testing even one model could be a very expensive, even disrupting ordeal to the company. But, the solution is really a simple one – Koenigsegg crash tests the same car over and over again.

Okay, so it’s not exactly that simple, but you get the idea – the company crash tests a specific car, then rebuilds it for another run. In doing this many, many times, the company is able to comply with the same crash-testing rules as companies that produce in mass. All in all, the company need just one carbon fiber monocoque to do all crash testing for a new model. As Christian von Koenigsegg put it, “We destroy the bodywork on the outside, subframes, crash members and so on, but not the most integral and most expensive part of the car.” “This is very unusual,” he continued. “If you take a large car manufacturer, it’s much cheaper for them to take a car out of the production line, crash it, throw it away, and take another one. In our case, it’s completely different. It’s cheaper to rebuild and repair, smashing the same car.”

Apex:One actually got access to some footage from within the bowels of Koenigsegg that shows off the various crash tests the company performed to the Regera. If you’re not completely stunned just by seeing a car of this caliber destroyed – it really is almost tear-inducing – the maybe you’ll be stunned by the realization of just how strong the car’s carbon-fiber body work is. I dare you to go out and pound on your Ford Explorer’s door or hood with a hammer and see how that works out for you. Anyway, go ahead and check out the video below and let us know what you think. It’s pretty amazing, to say the least.

PostHeaderIcon Model S lights up in Shanghai. Tesla said that investigations are already started.

Since 2013 there have been at least 14 instances of Tesla cars catching fire, the majority occurring after a crash. On April 21, late Sunday evening Shanghai local time, users of Weibo, the Chinese social media app equivalent to Twitter, widely shared a video showing a Tesla Model S catching fire spontaneously.
We look forward to hearing what Tesla’s investigation results are.

PostHeaderIcon Someone Just Wrapped a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Around a Tree

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is a Huracan dialed up to 11. It’s lighter, more powerful, and more nimble than the standard model but all the extra performance doesn’t blend well with an over-enthusiastic driver. This particular fellow wanted to show-off the launch control feature on his Huracan Performante but, instead, managed to prove how safe the Huracan is after crashing side-on into a tree and a wall.

Reporting on yet another crash involving a supercar may seem a bit daft especially since they seem to happen with an awkward regularity. Once every two or three weeks we hear about someone who overstepped it on the public roads and ends up with a bent exotic car. It barely ever happens during a track day, but you can decide if that means anything or not. This time, however, we’ve got another Huracan Performante that’s in the gutter after its owner banged it up pretty severely while attempting to leave a car meet in London as if he knew what he was doing. It’s safe to assume he didn’t quite know what he was doing.

PostHeaderIcon Volvo Raises the Bar for Safety, Limits All New Cars from 2020 Onward to 112 MPH

At a time where automakers are feeding their cars with supplements to give them more power and higher top speeds, there is this Swedish angel who cares about peoples safety instead of competing in the rat-race to see who builds a faster car. Volvo recently announced that it will be limiting the top speed on all of its models to 112 mph from the 2021 model year. Will this affect Volvo’s sales?

PostHeaderIcon Volvo Raises the Bar for Safety, Limits All New Cars from 2020 Onward to 112 MPH

At a time where automakers are feeding their cars with supplements to give them more power and higher top speeds, there is this Swedish angel who cares about peoples safety instead of competing in the rat-race to see who builds a faster car. Volvo recently announced that it will be limiting the top speed on all of its models to 112 mph from the 2021 model year. Will this affect Volvo’s sales?

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Goes Ice Fishing, Burns Up, Doesn’t Melt Ice

Currently, there’s the shell of Tesla Model X that burned to a crisp sitting on a frozen lake in Vermont. That’s a sentence I never imagined I’d write. The situation certainly is odd. It raises a lot of questions. What sparked the fire? Why didn’t it melt through the ice? What was the car doing on the lake in the first place?

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